Help with this tone

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    I'm playing a telecaster with a tele bridge P90 and a overwound PAF in the neck through a 6L6 fenderish amp. A have several OD pedals. Normally, I sony worry about coping tones, normally I don't care for pop country, but this lead tone is excellent.



    You may have to scroll in a bit...sorry to make you suffer till that point ;^)
     
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    2:15 = main solo for anyone wanting to skip. ;)
     
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    Thanks. I was just looking at it to add that. Beat me to it. And you probably should skip...
     
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    It's either probably something you can't afford, or it's straight into the board or a solid state amp (or modeller)!

    It has that "zen drive" character to me...
     
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    You'd be surprised what I'm willing to afford.
     
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    Np. Hope you'll get something useful. What OD pedals do you have, btw? Will help others paint a better picture of your tonal options.
     
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    Is that Bukovac playing on the cut?
     
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    Currently, a Blue Note, Flex Drive, Weehbo JCM drive, Kanji Eternity, Amp 11 gold, Eternity Stack, and a Fulldrive II MOSFET (and a KoT en rout). Sounds like sheer volume plays a role.
     
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    Sounds like neck PU, into something pretty hi-gain, w/the tone rolled back.

    I used to get a pretty similar sound w/a Rat, gain at 12:00-1:00, filter almost all the way clockwise.
     
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    Really? Rats usually sound...unsmooth(?) to me...

    Sounds more high volume than high gain.
     
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    If you crank the filter up (attenuating the highs) and use the neck PU, you can get a really cool singing sound like Fripp used on some of the older King Crimson stuff.
     
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    I heard bridge pickup, not neck for the solo.
     
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    I actually just watched that for the first time. Holy $h!t that was hard to watch. And honestly, the solo sounds a bit different than when I hear it at work. I don't like music at work, but my partner always puts on local WNOIQ. When I hear it on the radio, it is much louder, and fuller. Sings more like a Carlos solo. And oddly, it seems longer on the radio (the solo, not saying the song "lingers"). When on the radio, I too hear neck pickup. Though just now I listened with head phones, and I totally hear bridge. And frankly, I'm less impressed. Anyone familiar with this song?
     
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    I heard bridge humbucker with a Zendrive or the like, and tone rolled off just a bit. Smooth distortion and some nice playing. Didn't care much for the rest of the clip, but the guitar parts are tasty.
     
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    Yeah. Even the opening is nice. That one bit is the only ray of sunshine in my dreary, pop country filled day. That, and Miranda Lambert's take on "Little Red Wagon"

     
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    Me too.

    With your guitar I'd try a Mesa Mark series.
     
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    I actually really like the tune and playing. It's a bit of an homage to early 80s radio country. It's fun to play live (I add more chromatic lines and jam outro to give it a more jazzy/Steely Dan vibe) and pretty damn catchy. Totally different than all the bro country tunes that all sound exactly the same.
     
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    The only Mesa I've liked my tone through was a Lone Star head with 212 cab loaded with Hellas
     

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